Monday, June 28, 2010

I'll Sell My Soul for Diapers

The Cloth Diaper Whisperer

In case you didn't know - I use cloth diapsers on the Little One. I have certain environmental issues that really get my panties in a twist, and unnecessary waste is one of them! So we use cloth diapers - but DAMN they're expensive. The nice folks at The Cloth Diaper Whisperer have weekly giveaways, which I can enter by mentioning them on a blog.  (They didn't specify that the blog had to have readers, now did they?)

So there you go.  Now you know I'm a dirty hippie.

Just Call Me Speedy Gonzalez

C25K Week 2 - DONE

What I'm not liking about this plan is you do each workout 3 times, then move on. Just when I'm figuring out my milestones, it changes up on me. Oh well.

Ran on Saturday and Sunday. Did a 3 mile loop in 33-34 minutes. Which is pretty damn fast, for me. That's basically 11 minute miles, and half of that is walking. I'm still trying to figure that one out - my goal is to someday *run* 3 11-minute miles. How am I covering that distance now? I'm thinking I miscalculated something.

Anyhow, finished Week 2, wasn't too bad. Week 3 now, then we're on vacation next week. I'm going to try to do my 3 runs anyhow. Since I'm just following times (not distances) no reason I can't run even in a strange town. (and really, with all of the resources out there, I could easily map out distances.)

Tonight I *may* bike to the gym, lift, then bike home. It'd be about 8.5 miles roundtrip, which is doable. I'm only concerned about it getting dark. I'm by no means an experienced biker.

8.5 workouts done - more than 1/3 of the way to my itouch!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Excuse me, it's rather dark in here

Where did we leave off?

I started C25K last week. Got in 2 runs, and 2 full weight workouts. Sunday was Father's Day. We spent the day at my in-law's, gone from 11-6:30. Get home....and the power is out.

I am not deterred. Figuring it'd be back in an hour or whatever, I putz around then get into my jogging clothes. I head outside - shorts, t-shirt, ipod - ready to go. My neighbors pull up and fill us in - power went out about 4, and will be back on Tuesday evening.

Come again?

Tuesday evening. Aw crap. Scrap the run, go over to my dad's to get camping lanterns (which he keeps for just such occasions, not camping), find batteries, etc.

Monday we spent the day at dad's to stay cool and lit. Power came back Monday night, but Monday-Tuesday were wonky days and I didn't get in workouts.

So - in my Quest for an Itouch:
Week 1: 4 workouts
C25K: I missed one workout.

I opted to just start Week 2 of C25K, which is 90/120 intervals, x6. Did that on Wednesday, no problem. Rode my bike on Thursday, which I hadn't done in at least 2 years, possibly more. Nothing Friday. Earlier today I walked to the store - Al says I get credit for 1/2 a workout. woot! Heading out for another run a little later this evening. Back on track.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Veggie Veggie Yum Yum

Several years ago, I bought a vegetable steamer. It sat in the cupboard for upwards of 3-4 years before I even took it out of the package. Bought a new one today, and that bad boy didn't get to rest but a few hours before I put him to work.

And a full-body weight workout today. 4 down, 21 to itouch!

Friday, June 18, 2010

I'm a Rockstar

Tuesday: C25K
Wednesday: full-body weights
Thursday: OWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW. Could barely move. Al made fun of me in the morning as I slowly hobbled down the stairs.

Was supposed to run that night. um....ow. Thought about a bike ride instead. And really - what I really needed to do was mop the kitchen floor. *Somebody* is mobile and MAN that floor is disgusting.

It was a very close race.

Running won.

So off I went. And I did the C25K workout. And it wasn't hard at all. Finished the same loop, besting my time by 1:20. (um 00:01:20).

Friday: OW.

I'm getting old, but at least I didn't give up.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


*blows dust off blog*

*laughs nervously*


Don't ask, I don't know.

Started Couch-to-5K today. I've looked at it in the past, and thought the first few weeks looked easier than I needed - I always figured I'd start at week 3 or so. Decided to take the plunge, and start at the beginning. Don't know how long I'll last - my knees may not allow me to continue.

But I'll try.

And I have the added incentive that Al says I can get an iTouch after I do 25 workouts. (Did he think that would happen this year?)

Really hemmed and hawed about going tonight. During the day it's too hard to get to the gym - I have to pack up Punky's bag, get her to a sitter, etc. etc. etc. But after her bedtime I'm ready to crash. While Al put her down tonight, I relaxed for a few minutes, but forced myself up after half an hour. One step outside and I was glad I did. It was a beautiful cool night - so much better to be outside! The first week calls for intervals of running 60 sec, walk 90 - for 20 minutes. (Or 8 intervals. Er...I hope I did that math right, because that's how many I did.) 5 minute warm up/cool down. It wasn't too hard - although my gait/posture is ridiculous. I think I did about a 2 mile loop, in exactly 30 minutes.

Where the hell did half of June go?